The Journal of Bucharest College of Physicians and the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences

A Retrospective Forensic Study in Head Trauma Patients with Undiagnosed Skull Fractures at Computerised Tomography (CT) Scans


Computerized tomography (CT) scan is the primary screening modality of investigations in head trauma victims[1]. Since 1971 when it was invented, CT scan has advanced significantly from time-intensive single-section scanning to multi-detector row CT[2]. Nowadays, rapid and accurate assessment of injuries in emergency departments is based on CT scans. Th ere is a high degree of difficulty in terms of causal link, between the injury and the death causing mechanism in patients, with multiple affections and head trauma[3]. […]